Rockingham: Jeremy Mayfield preview

Racing at The Rock "I've had some luck at Rockingham. I got the pole there a few years back and have had a few top 10 runs. There's a lot that can happen there though. The track can change. It's been a year since I raced there. I hope we can have...

Racing at The Rock
"I've had some luck at Rockingham. I got the pole there a few years back and have had a few top 10 runs. There's a lot that can happen there though. The track can change. It's been a year since I raced there. I hope we can have a good run there this time around. Tires are important and like a lot of the tracks, if you qualify up front, you've got a better shot."

Thoughts on the Daytona 500
"It was definitely disappointing. We felt like we had a good car that could contend. Unfortunately, we got caught up in that wreck. There's really nothing you can do. There was nowhere to go."

Testing at Atlanta this week
"We tested in Atlanta this week. We definitely learned a few things that we can use when we go back down there. It's good for me to get a feel for this No. 19 Dodge as much as I can before we head back to a track. We tested in Daytona and Las Vegas. We're trying to find out as much as we can before we go back racing some place."

STATS & FACTS

In his 14 NASCAR Winston Cup Series appearances at North Carolina Speedway Jeremy Mayfield has one top five, three top 10s and one pole position. Mayfield's three top-10 finishes have occurred in the last five races. He has led in four Rockingham races for a total of 214 laps led at the track. In the fall race of 2000, Mayfield led the most laps on the day, sitting in front for 169 of 393 laps.

He made his first Winston Cup Series start at the track on Oct. 23, 1994, at the AC Delco 500 when he started 39th and finished 19th.

Mayfield's last pole was at the North Carolina Speedway in the Oct. 20, 2000, Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400.

Mayfield participated in the season's first race at Rockingham last year. He started 13th and finished 38th.

Mayfield's best finish at Rockingham came in the spring race of 1999, where he started fourth and finished fifth in the Dura Lube/Big Kmart 400.

Coming into the 2002 season, Mayfield has 237 starts, with six poles (two at Talladega and one at Darlington, Dover, Rockingham, and Texas), three wins (two at Pocono, and one at California), 33 top fives and 58 top 10s. His most recent win came at Pocono in June of 2000.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
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